Biblioteca Latinoamericana Improvement Project

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Improvement Project

Your Biblioteca Latinoamericana will be Upgraded!

The San José Public Library’s Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch, opens a new window is seeking input from the Washington-Guadalupe residents and businesses as it prepares to improve the library building and enhance the experience of every visitor and library member.

You’re invited to Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library’s Building Improvement Project Meeting

Saturday, May 18 • 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

921 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110

Join us as we continue to explore ways to enhance your library experience!

We're excited to review design concepts shaped by the community’s feedback.

Meet with City staff and the design team to discuss ideas and ask questions.

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments, children’s activities, and more!

 


What We Heard

This is a summary of the community input we have heard through the workshop on March 9th and a follow up survey

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Building Improvement Meeting

May 18th | 11:00am - 1:30pm
Join us as we continue to explore ways to enhance your library experience!

Digital Media Toolkit

Access our digital media toolkit to help spread the word about the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Improvement Project with your friends, family, colleagues, and community! The toolkit includes copy and graphics for social media, and flyers in English and Spanish.

History of Biblioteca Latinoamericana

News Module

SJPL Awarded $8.7 Million for Improvements at 9 Branches

Sep 19, 2022
SJPL has received California State funding for critical infrastructure and building improvements.

News Module

SJPL Awarded $8.7 Million for Improvements at 9 Branches

Sep 19, 2022
SJPL has received California State funding for critical infrastructure and building improvements.

April 1976

Biblioteca Latinoamericana becomes affiliated with San José Public Library and opens in a facility provided by Sacred Heart Church as a result of a grant from the California State Library.

December 1976

Biblioteca Latinoamericana moves to a new facility in the former Woodrow Wilson, Jr. High School cafeteria.

November 1999

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch moves to its current location on South First St.

September 2022

San José Public Library (SJPL) was awarded $8.7 million from the California State Library Building Forward Infrastructure Grant. The funding will be used to address capital improvement projects at nine SJPL branch libraries over the course of four years.  The Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch, which opened in 1999, will receive $3.6 million to support existing improvement plans.

March 2024

City Staff and Architects ask for community input on the Biblioteca Latinoamericana's refresh with a kickoff event

 

HIstory of Biblioteca Lationamericana

Newsbank: San José Mercury News Archive

In 1997, Mayor Susan Hammer broke grounds on the new Biblioteca Latinoamericana. Learn more about local history using our Archives.

HIstory of Biblioteca Lationamericana

Newsbank: San José Mercury News Archive

In 1997, Mayor Susan Hammer broke grounds on the new Biblioteca Latinoamericana. Learn more about local history using our Archives.
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